The Poetical Works and Letters of Robert Burns

The Poetical Works and Letters of Robert Burns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...I oome abread, in print, for eertain on Wednesday. Your ordert I shall punetually attend to; only, by the way, I must tell you that I was paid before for Dr Moore's and Miss Williams's eopies through the medinm of Commissioner Coehrane in this plaee; but that we ean settle when I have the henour of waiting on jou. Dr Smith was just gone to London the morning before I reeeived your letter to him. R. B. XL1X. TO DR MOORE. Ediebinngh, 23d Apt'il 1787. 1 RECEIveD the books, and sent the one you mentioned to Mr? Dunlop. I am ill skilled in beating the eoverts of imagination for metaphers of gratitude. I thank you, sir, for the henour you have done me, and to my latest heur will warmly remember it. To be highly pleased with your book, is what I have in eommou with the world; but to regard these volumes as a mark of the author's friendly esteem, is a still more supreme gratifieation. I leave Edinburgh in the eourse of ten days or a fortnight, and after a few pilgrimages over some of the e'assie ground of Caledonia, --Cowden Knowes, Banks of Yarrow, Tweed, &c, --I shall return to my rural shades, in all likeliheod never more to quit them. I have formed many intimaeies and friendships here; but I ani afraid they are all of too tender a eonstruetion to bear earriage a hundred and fifty miles. To the rieh, the great, the fashionable, the polite, I have no equivalent to oifer; and 1 am afraid my meteer appearanee will by no means entitle me to a settled eorrespondenee with any of you, whe are the permanent lights ol genins and literature. My most respeetful eompliments to Miss Williams. If onee this tangent flight of mine were over, and I were returned to my wonted leisurely motion in my old eirele, 1 may probably endeavour to return hoi poetie more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660069X
  • 9781236600691